6th Annual
African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit
September 16th and 17th, 2010
United States Capitol and Washington Convention Center



The 2010 PHEN summit was hosted in the United States Capitol for the first day and the second day was in the Washington Convention Center as a part of the Congressional Black Caucus "Annual Legislative Conference" for the third consecutive year. This summit was hailed as "the best summit ever" by many of those that had attended all the summits. The focus of the summit was to connect the work in the research laboratories and biotech companies with the reality of the African American prostate cancer crisis at the grassroots level. Accordingly, the first day's sessions highlighted some of the groundbreaking treatments newly approved and under development. The second day program highlighted PHEN's partnership efforts and plans with churches to outreach to Black communities across the country.

MAJOR SESSIONS

September 16th at the United States Capitol

Session I: Developments and Directions in Prostate Cancer Research and Clinical Trials and the Impact on the African American Disparity:
This session examined how current research and clinical trials efforts in new treatments will impact on the elimination the African American disparity.

Session II:Treatments, Clinical Trials and Informed Decision Making
Treatments for prostate cancer are constantly evolving, including clinical trials. This session provided information on new treatments and certain clinical trials and outlined an informed decision making process for patients making a treatment selection.

Recognition Luncheon
PHEN hosted its first awards ceremony by recognizing individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to PHEN’s efforts in the fight against prostate cancer. Recognized were:
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)
Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY)
Rep. Donna Christensen (D – U.S.V.I)
Rep. Ed Towns (D-NY)
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
Bishop Vashti McKenzie, AME Church
Mr. Joe Madison, Radio Talk Show Host
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
**Dr. J. Jacques Carter, PHEN Medical Advisor - Recognized in Boston by members of the Boston PHEN Survivor Network

September 17th at the Washington Convention Center

Opening Session

Opening Session Remarks:
MR. THOMAS A. FARRINGTON President and Founder, PHEN

Remarks:
CONGRESSMAN GREGORY MEEKS (D-NY)
Member, U. S. House of Representatives; Jamaica, NY
MR. DAN ZENKA: Vice President – Communications, Prostate Cancer Foundation; Santa Monica, CA

“Joining Hands In Prayer and Action to Save Lives”
Opening Prayer: REV. ROSEY GRIER Prostate Cancer Foundation Board Member
In Song: MR. CHARLIE WILSON (Survivor) R&B Artist, Prostate Cancer Foundation Board Member
DR. WALTER PARRISH III, General Secretary, Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.; Washington, DC
MR. JOE MADISON Sirius talk-show host and radio personality “The Black Eagle”, PHEN Survivor Network; Washington, DC
REVEREND FRANK D. TUCKER, Pastor, First Baptist Church, and Prostate Cancer Survivor; Washington, DC

Session II: PHEN RAP Cancer Education and Awareness Strategies:
On Father’s Day 2010 PHEN mobilized its first national “Father’s Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer” in partnership with hundreds of churches across the country with a theme of “Joining Hands In Prayer to Save Lives.” This session reviewed the results of this highly successful initiative and outlined strategies for expanding partnerships efforts.

**THE COMPLETE SUMMIT PROGRAM WITH ALL PARTICIPANTS IS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING ON THE SUMMIT LOGO AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE, AND SUMMIT PRESENTATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON PHEN TV**

SUMMIT SPONSORS:

DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE
DENDREON
GENENTECH
ACCURAY-CYBERKNIFE
FERRING PHARMACEUTICALS
MEDIVATION
STATE STREET CORPORATION
MILLENNIUM - The Takeda Oncology Company
ABBOTT
BN IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS
CENTOCOR ORTHO BIOTECH
ROSWELL PARK CANCER INSTITUTE
US HIFU
PRO CURE













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